Force India could miss the final test

Motor Racing - Sahara Force India F1 Team Livery Launch -  Mexico City, Mexico

Force India could struggle to get its 2015 car ready in time for the final pre-season test at Barcelona according to deputy team principal Bob Fernley.

The team originally planned to debut the new VJM08 at the second test at Barcelona, after skipping the opening test at Jerez.

Force India confirmed earlier this week that its new car is unlikely to be ready in time until the final test at Barcelona at the end of February and

Now Fernley says that the team could miss the final test as well.

“From the information I have today and knowing what we do, the answer is yes,” when asked if Force India will race in Australia.

“The question for me is only how much of the third test we will participate in. We won’t make the second test at all – although we are looking at taking the ’14 car there to do a little bit of driver and tyre work.

“I’m hoping we will make the start of the third test with the ’15 car, but we have to get as much of it as we can.”

This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Image courtesy of Sahara Force India

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